Statement for undergraduate courses
Academic misconduct is a serious offence. The principle of academic integrity, particularly of doing
one’s own work, documenting properly (including use of quotation marks, appropriate paraphrasing and
referencing/citation), collaborating appropriately, and avoiding misrepresentation, is a core principle
in university study. Students should consult Section VII, “Academic Misconduct”, in the “Academic
Regulations and University Policies” entry in the Undergraduate Calendar, available at http://
brocku.ca/webcal to view a fuller description of prohibited actions, and the procedures and penalties.
If plagiarism software is used (Turnitin.com), a statement to that effect must be included on the
outline including an option to opt out.
Sample statement regarding Turnitin.com
This course may use Turnitin.com, phrase-matching software. If you object to uploading your
assignments to Turnitin.com for any reason, please notify the instructor to discuss alternative
Intellectual Property Notice:
All slides, presentations, handouts, tests, exams, and other course materials created by the instructor
in this course are the intellectual property of the instructor. A student who publicly posts or sells an
instructor’s work, without the instructor’s express consent, may be charged with misconduct under
Brock’s Academic Integrity Policy and/or Code of Conduct, and may also face adverse legal
consequences for infringement of intellectual property rights.
As part of Brock University's commitment to a respectful work and learning environment, the University
will make every reasonable effort to accommodate all members of the university community with
disabilities. If you require academic accommodations related to a documented disability to participate
in this course, you are encouraged to contact Student Accessibility Services in the Student Development
Centre (4th floor Schmon Tower, ex. 3240). You are also encouraged to discuss any accommodations
with the instructor well in advance of due dates and scheduled assessments.
Academic Accommodation due to Religious Obligations:
Brock University acknowledges the pluralistic nature of the undergraduate and graduate communities
such that accommodations will be made for students who, by reason of religious obligation, must miss
an examination, test, assignment deadline, laboratory or other compulsory academic event. Students
requesting academic accommodation on the basis of religious obligation should make a formal, written
request to their instructor(s) for alternative dates and/or means of satisfying requirements.
Medical Exemption Policy:
The University will accommodate students whose studies become interrupted, or who may be unable to
complete academic work, due to an incapacitating medical condition. In these situations, the student
must complete the Brock University Student Medical Certificate (or in case of a concussion, the Brock
University Student Health Services Medical Concussion Certificate) and include any relevant medical
documentation to support his/her request for academic accommodation based on medical grounds. The
University may, at its discretion, request more detailed documentation in certain cases.